Op-Eds and Articles

December 23rd, 2016 by

In a December 22 Op-ed in the West Virginia State Journal, SBE Council chief economist Ray Keating writes about the importance of reforming the tax code with the engines of our economy in mind – that is small businesses and entrepreneurs. As Keating notes in the piece: “As President-elect Trump and congressional leaders begin crafting […]

December 19th, 2016 by

SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan addresses the costly consequences of “midnight regulations” for small businesses in a December 19 Op-ed in the Morning Consult. Kerrigan points out that it’s not new for Administrations to push through last-minute regulations at the end of their terms, but additional last-minute rules in the current era is […]

November 23rd, 2016 by

A McCook Gazette (Nebraska) editorial says a judge’s decision to put a temporary hold on the Department of Labor’s overtime rule was great timing: “The injunction comes at an opportune time, a few days before Small Business Saturday, which encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick-and-mortar businesses that are small and local.” The editorial expresses concerns […]

November 22nd, 2016 by

  An AP article reported on a judge’s decision to grant a nationwide preliminary injunction against the Department of Labor’s overtime regulation, which was set for December 1 implementation. The AP story, which appeared in many newspapers across the country, quoted reaction from SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan: “This overtime rule is totally […]

October 30th, 2016 by

In a October 30, 2016 op-ed in Crain’s Cleveland Business, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan and WIPP Chief Advocate Ann Sullivan outlined key policies that the presidential candidates need to focus on to help women-owned startups and businesses grow and succeed. This is especially important for the state of Ohio, as Kerrigan and […]

September 7th, 2016 by

Congress is back on Capitol Hill following the August recess. As a September 7, 2016 AP story by Joyce Rosenberg points out, “small business owners are hoping issues they care about like tax reform or health care will get some attention.” Major reforms are certainly not doable as both the House and Senate will need […]

August 17th, 2016 by

A Small Biz Daily Oped by SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan and Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) chief advocate Ann Sullivan covered the “10 Things” the two groups developed as a guide of sorts for candidates running for elected office. As noted by Kerrigan and Sullivan in the piece: Job creation and economic […]

August 11th, 2016 by

In a Morning Consult Op-ed (August 11), SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan and WIPP Chief Advocate Ann Sullivan write about the power of women and women entrepreneurs in our country and economy. To encourage entrepreneurship and strong small business growth, they urge the presidential candidates to focus on improving and reforming the regulatory […]

July 25th, 2016 by

The Big Sky State has some work to do to become more small business friendly. As the Big Sky Business Journal noted in a recent article, Montana ranks 30th on SBE Council’s Small Business Tax Index 2016.  The article reviews the rankings of the best and worst states, what other states have done to reduce taxes, […]

July 23rd, 2016 by

In a July 23 Op-Ed in the Bellefontaine Examiner, SBE Council member and serial entrepreneur Jason Duff captured the sentiment and concern of many small business owners when he wrote about burdensome and complex regulations and the need to make changes to the massive federal regulatory system. As Jason writes in his piece: The regulatory […]

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